Readers Rally Team:
This club is limited to 4th and 5th grade proficient readers. Members will read from a specified list of books between September and February. A final group of 10 members will be selected by the last meeting date in December. A maximum of 10 players may attend the county competition that will take place in February/March of the school year on the date determined by Media Services at GCPS.
Sponsors of this Team
Kelly Gruhn, Carol Ward, Allison Quevedo, Robin Bertone, Charlotte Machette, and Karen Kregel.
Readers Rally Book List 2019-2020
by Bill Nye Year Published: 2018
In the series opener, Jack and the Geniuses: At The Bottom of The World, readers meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they’re not your typical kind of orphans—they’re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 1twelve-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it’s hard to stand out when he’s surrounded by geniuses all the time.
by Susan Hood Year Published: 2016
Ada Ríos grew up in Cateura, a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. She dreamed of playing the violin, but with little money for anything but the bare essentials, it was never an option...until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrived. He wanted to give the children of Cateura something special, so he made them instruments out of materials found in the trash. It was a crazy idea, but one that would leave Ada—and her town—forever changed. Now, the Recycled Orchestra plays venues around the world, spreading their message of hope and innovation.